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My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

Excerpt from the Ars article: "Prism makes it possible to launch web sites from the desktop and loadthem into a simple browser window without all of the extra features andfunctionality of a regular browser.

The Future of Learning Management Systems: Development, Innovation and Change

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Course completion rates are a problem, also student authentication. In Canada, similar, 12-16% of post-secondary students taking an online course for credit. Software that provides instant feedback could be effective in improving course performance.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

Mark Oehlert

Main | Alternative and Activist Search Engines » June 21, 2007 Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? There is Video Jug , 5min Life Videopoedia , and Sclipo - just to name the ones open in my browser at present.

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Developing iWitness

Adaptive Path

iWitness , our project to create a tool to aggregate social media by time and place, is now well underway, and we're looking forward to sharing some of our thinking about the design of the tool with you in the coming weeks.

Platforms Are Not Created Equal: Harnessing the Full Potential of Platforms

John Hagel

Just to get the semantics aside, I tend to prefer the term “performance ecosystems” to describe this space rather than platforms simply because, to me, the term “platforms” creates an image of a much more tightly designed and specified environment than the term “performance ecosystems.”   Here, we can think about open source software platforms like Linux or Apache.  What if its features multiplied at a faster rate as more fax machines joined the network?

A twisty path to Chrome in the enterprise

David Weinberger

A couple of days I heard a speech by Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra at the Open Government Innovations conference (#ogi to your Twitter buffs). Aneesh — and he’s an informal enough speaker that I feel ok first-naming him — loves the Net and loves it for the right reasons. (&# Right&# of course means I agree with him.) The very first item on his list of priorities might be moon-sized when it comes to enterprise IT: Support open standards.

Showing the World

Clark Quinn

the architectural or engineering features of a building or structure. I’ve argued before that we should expose our learning designs as a way to hand over learning control to learners, developing their meta-learning skills. You could of course turn them on or off, and choose which filters you want. The systems exist: Layar commercially, ARIS in the open source space (with different capabilities).

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Can experience be designed?” Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources - eLearning Technology , October 25, 2010. Facebook Testing New ‘Mention’ Feature On News Feeds - Forbes.com: News , November 8, 2010. Open Source eLearning Tools - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2010. Informal Learning Flow. Next month, a new aggregator on Working Smarter from Internet Time Alliance , sponsored by Xyleme , will replace Informal Learning Flow.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. There are different senses of the word ‘open’ in education.

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[liveblog] Bringing Silicon Valley to Government

David Weinberger

E.g., opening up GPS. ’ … My idea was that if you open data, entrepreneuers can build on it.” ” Not open data for transparency so much as open data for building things. The VA also built its own Electronic Health Records system many many years ago; we’re going to launch a new, open source EHR platform. Nick: You’re engaging in user-centered design. Tim: You should all read The UK Digital Govt Design Principles.

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And not so far as when he says that open source does not work. I hate to be the one to state the obvious, but: the fact that open source didn't work for Dave Tosh doesn't mean that open source doesn't work. He writes, Having worked on a true open source project for more than three years I am now more convinced than ever that the open source model does not work. The project to which he refers, of course, is ELGG.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. Distance learning therefore required the creation and distribution of learning content, of course packages that would support independent study. How did we design this?

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend the CATechFest in LA designed and expertly facilitated by Aspiration. As he notes, the analysis can be helpful to him as a journalist and content curator to identify potential sources online.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Elliott Masie Learners as designers. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Open Educational Resources Matures 4.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging? LMS RFP The Nature of Online Collaboration Connectivism and the modern learner Nursing Simulation in Second Life eLearning Course or Online Demo - which is better?

[2b2k] Erik Martin on Reddit and journalism

David Weinberger

All the subreddits are created by users, who also can create the page design. So there’s tons of stuff on the site that we find horrible and offensive, but the site works best when we keep it open and governed by those simple rules. And we also talked about the amazing things people did: people bringing their pets to parks in case people needed cute animal therapy, the sending of pizzas to EMTs and the police… We are an open source site in policy as well as code.

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Can we design mass collaboration? sofwtare engineers, LAN designers, etc. The Encyclopedia Britannica is an example of consumer culture; but Wikipedia is an example of a culture of participation (of course, we should differentiate between different levels of participation).

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. This enabled a more fine-grained presentation oflearning content than traditional sources such as textbooks and universitycourses. Today, of course, social networking is ubiquitous.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. The vessel of course is people like me, or you. There are 8 features of Athenian democracy - you get to keep 6.

Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

leads to questions about designing learning for the future - reference to the old ''cranking ifo into students'' heads diagram - claims about the future: - work at own time, place, etc - computers will revolutionize learning - along came MOOCs - investment in MOOCs: $100M - will take time but will have a major impact - why things will change. MIT engineering courses stufy: 8% completion rate (yikes) - so, how do we address this?

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This paper described experimentation in the development of distributed online courses and in software - particularly, the personal learning environment - that support the formation of connections between the far-flung pieces of such courses. This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. DayTwo Pro Opening statement David Wiley The question of this debate, “Should OER favour commercial use?”, Tim responded, ‘After I spend tens of thousands of dollars paying an author, paying for editorial and design, etc.,

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

Today’s corporate learning environments look more like YouTube than a corporate course catalog. WordPress, an open-source blogging platform, is quickly evolving into a leading solution for organizations to consider, because of its minimal cost, ease-of-use, and open architecture.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Of course, you'll get a better sense of this as you read through various post. Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development Second Life and Learning Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System Future Platforms for eLearning View of eLearning Development Approaches - Ease vs. Power Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition What is the Role of Training?

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And we saw attempts, at least, to popularize 'less democratic' processes in the writings of Andrew Keen , the growth of Citizendium and, of course, the Britannica Blog. However, the most important innovations in e-learning will involve advances in our understanding of how to design e-learning environments that help people learn—such as how to design serious games, VR environments, and online agents that promote appropriate cognitive processing during learning.

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The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 1998) At the time, I was working as a distance education and new media design specialist at Assiniboine Community College, and I wrote the essay to defend the work I was doing at the time. “We Computer programs are being designed to run in ‘virtual machines’ which can be carried from one hardware platform to another without adaptation. And specialized computer languages, such as Erlang, are designed to operate in multiple processor environments.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Test your proposal with your colleagues (I don't recommend putting them online ahead of the selection process because it may impede the process - I personally prefer openness but many conference organizers do not, and may react badly). My cameras are in a separate bag (of course!),

What Not To Build

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You will be facing tremendous competition as every new and existing client will be choosing from a range of well-funded commercial and open source products. Indeed, any time something becomes popular these days, it is designated as 'a platform' (in homage to web 2.0) Motion-sensitive and orientation interfaces are featured on things like the iPhone. This was the thinking behind the connectivism course we ran last fall.

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Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Richard Mayer , Department of Psychology, University of California, USA Predicted: "Researchers will continue to make progress in determining the instructional design features of e-learning that promote learning, including research-based principles for the use of animated pedagogical agents, intelligent tutoring systems, simulations, games, virtual reality, and multimedia environments." Courses don't have to end, but can continue for years. Continuous courses?

The Enterprise 2.0 Recovery Plan

Andy McAfee

I’d set about trying to learn answers to these questions, of course, but this would be a long, slow process. It’s logical and natural to think that all the good new product ideas come out of the design department and R&D labs, that the folk in the IT department are the best ones to help you with your computer problem, and that the engineers are the only ones who can figure out why the doors start rattling after 5,000 miles on the road.

Content Delivery Networks

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Services and Design The basic service to the first customers was the provision of access to static content to websites. Static Content The simplest service example occurs when xyz.com decides to outsource its image sourcing. Then it is assigned to the first open server in the circle.

Doc Searls Weblog · Still at Newspapers 1.x

Doc Searls

But please, open up the archives. If you open the archives, and make them crawlable by search engine spiders, your authority in your commmunity will increase immeasurably. Plus, you’ll open all that inventory to advertising possibilities.

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My Main Focus for 2011: Scaling Good Behavior - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Design school project teaches bike safety - The Stanford Daily Online. Tim Brown: Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. Bill Moggridge: Designing Interactions. Bob Sutton.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of MindMapping Items

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis) | Main | Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Foucault, Control and the LMS

Mark Oehlert

This is something I have been thinking about since Boston and the e-Learning Guild conference where I described instructional design as being a schema for control. I also find interesting and challenging the idea that course-based instruction is a reaction to the weakness of paper as a medium.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Does anyone else see "Student Records" in "Data Portability"?

Mark Oehlert

The Friend Connect feature on a site acts as a small peephole on a Web page allowing content from a preselected social network (including Facebook, Google Talk, hi5, orkut, Plaxo, and others)to be viewed within the predefined window. " Of course every story goes out of its way to say that this is just the latest in a growing body of efforts to link up the various parts of the social graph.

Doc Searls Weblog · KFI’s tower closer to going back up

Doc Searls

“We’re one of a handful of stations designated as civil defense stations,&# he said. And of course at night there was Art Bell. That, of course, is because I knew the towers were there before takeoff, or before I’d landed at the place to begin with, even.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training" (Defense Link News)

Mark Oehlert

New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 27, 2007 – A new system unveiled today is designed to better prepare servicemembers to operate with other services, government agencies, foreign militaries and non-governmental organizations while reducing the time they spend away from home or their units for military classes.

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Intelligent Communities Summit - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Robert Bell, Executive Director, Intelligent Community Forum , opening keynote. 2006, opened up. It's the 'valley of death' - between the sources of funding - the founders, etc, IRAP, similar small-scale funding. And we have recently opened our first PEI location.